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you. >> glor: still ahead on tonight's cbs evening news, where america stands-- how close are we to predicting earthquakes in time? >> glor: following the horrendous earthquake in haiti, a new cbs news poll finds just 34% of americans believe the u.s. is prepared for a major earthquake here. 59% believe it is not. many feel that underscores the need for a system of accurate and timely prediction. our science and technology correspondent daniel sieberg lays out the challenge as cbs reports "where america stands." >> reporter: in the past 20 years, there have been 26 earthquakes measuring 6.5 or higher in places like san francisco and northridge, california. they turn high rises into rubble. they happen without warning. explain our report card shows america gets mixed grades when it comes to preparing for and predicting earthquakes. overall researchers tell us america gets a b-plus for knowing what causes earthquakes but a c-plus when it comes to securing infrastructure. short-term predictions are simply not possible yet and earthquakes could happen in places you wouldn't expect,
revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing this morning, but with the windchill it felt like one degree above zero, very unsouthern but remember every state but hawaii has been experiencing freezing temperatures, it is just that some people feel it more than othe
explosives and directed him to attack that plane headed for america. >> glor: i'm jeff glor. also tonight, the new front in the war on mirk. security camera video captures the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old just months after the killing of another student from the same chicago high school. and whale mystery-- why are these giants of the deep massing off california in greater numbers than ever before? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. the president today clearly laid the blame for the foiled christmas day airline bombing attempt on al qaeda militants in yemen, and he said the u.s. is stepping up aid to yemen's embattled government. also, cbs news has learned the u.s. is playing a more direct role in yemen's anti-terror war than previously acknowledged. more on that shortly, but first we begin our coverage this even with our chief white house correspondent chip reid who is traveling with the president in hawaii. chip, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, jeff. the president did not mince words. for the first time, h
nationwide. eight models, including the camry, america's bestselling car. >> we're trying to reassure as many customers as we can that the fix is going to come sooner rather than later but the most important thing is we want to get it done right. >> the chances of your car accelerating out of control statistically are very small. >> reporter: consumer reports alto specialist mike quincy believes toyota will recover but the influential magazine has temporarily withdrawn its recommendations for the cars in question. >> these are fundamentally sound cars. now, whether or not toyota can make anends with their customers, in the long run, i think they will. in the short run, i think they're going to have some losses. >> reporter: losses because toyota has stopped the nation's 1200 dealers from selling the affected models. and because some toyota owners, like joseph hauter, say they gamble every time they get behind the wheel. >> i'm just going to have to take my chances. >> reporter: and trying to capitalize on toyota's troubles, general motors and ford both offering incentives on toyota trade-ins.
and to the people of the world. in these difficult hours, america stands united. we stand united with the people of haiti who have shown such incredible resilience, and we will help them to recover and rebuild. >> mitchell: mr. obama and the former presidents revealed the new earthquake relief web site that is already up and running. and rapidly organized efforted to help haiti have already brought in millions of dollars in cash, food, water, medicine and other goods. from corporations to community centers folks are chipping in and randall pinkston has more on that. >> take a bag. >> reporter: in every corner of the country, americans are responding to haiti's overwhelming need. in pittsburgh, latisha mcclelland organized this collection drive. >> they took a tragic loss, and i just felt like if i could do anything to help, i would. >> reporter: in new york, donors brought goods to charity water, a nonprofit group that works with partners in haiti. >> these are the most critically needed items that our partners have told us about. they're bandages, gauze, bottled water. we need sleeping bags, b
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